Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium reptans)


Sold in 4.5″ (1 qt) pots
Part shade to full shade
Moisture: Medium
Bloom Time: April to May
Height x spread: 1.5-2 ft x 1.5-2 ft
Flower: Showy, light purple
Tolerate: Heavy shade
Attracts: Bees
Resistance: Deer

Jacob’s ladder gets its common name from its small leaflets arranged in a ladder-like manner along the long, graceful leaves. Its native habitat includes moist, deciduous woods and stream banks. It has a low drought tolerance and will go dormant in drought conditions. Grows nicely in combination with yellow Celandine Poppy and Red/Yellow Wild Columbine, which all bloom around the same time.

Where to see it growing: Bohm Woods Nature Preserve, Edwardsville

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